Ben Stephenson - BBC Head Drama Commissioner

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WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO HIM…? Because he’s worked for Tiger Aspect, Granada and Channel 4 and is now Head of Drama Commissioning at the BBC.  You got a drama you want commissioning?  This is the man to listen to.

WHO HE'S WORKED WITH...
BBC, Tiger Aspect, Granada, Channel 4.







Ben joined the BBC in 2004 as Head of Development, Independent Drama and subsequently became Head of Drama Commissioning in September 2008.

Commissions include: 5 DAUGHTERS, SMALL ISLAND, THE GRUFFALO, LENNON NAKED, LUTHER, A PASSIONATE WOMAN, SHERLOCK, THE SILENCE, WORRIED ABOUT THE BOY, WOMEN WE LOVED.  Upcoming dramas include: SINGLE FATHER, ACCUSED, OUTCASTS, AURELIO ZEN, TOAST, THE SHADOW LINE, THE CRIMSON PETAL and WHITE ROOM AT THE TOP.

Ben got his start studying Drama at Manchester University before spending three years at Granada Television where he was script editor on a variety of dramas including HEARTBEAT, LONDON'S BURNING and BLOOD STRANGERS.

Ben then worked at Channel 4 where he was Editor, Series for over two years working on dramas such as NO ANGELS, TEACHERS and BURIED.

Before joining the BBC he worked as a development producer at Shed Productions and Tiger Aspect.